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    Guys which year model if any BMW bikes have cruise control?
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    The LT's had it as well as the new GT1600's, maybe one or 2 RT models. no idea of years.

    Not popular by the way, most guys use a throttle lock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Not popular by the way, most guys use a throttle lock
    Interesting. Is the CC not a safer option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    The LT's had it as well as the new GT1600's, maybe one or 2 RT models. no idea of years.

    Not popular by the way, most guys use a throttle lock
    Mine is not a BMW but my restored 1988 model Honda Goldwing came out with it way back already. I don't understand that you mention that it is not popular. I engage mine most of the time on the freeways, and I find it very useful.

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    From around 2005 the new BMW R1200 RT's were standard fitted with speed control. So the K1200GT.

    Very comfortable and I used it even in town where possible and always on long distance. One can then take the eyes off the instruments and enjoy the scenery.

    Later all the tourer bikes were fitted same such as the 1600 GT & GTL.

    Since last year even the 1200GS are now fitted with it as an optional extra which you pay for if fitted. Cannot be fitted aftermarket, or if possible very expensive.

    Once you used to it, you don't want to be without it.

    Very irresponsible to use a throttle lock as cruise control. It is only good to wiggle the fingers to ease the dead effect from continuously gripping the throttle. And I don't care if anybody disagree with me on this. It stays very dangerous and irresponsible.
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    El cheepo cruise control : Throttle paddle hehe.

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    I looked at the paddle last week. Is there anybody that uses it? Does it work?

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    2005 K1200 GT fitted with cruise control.

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    Ja. Hy werk. Ek het een op die GS. (Moet mos 'n ou fiets ry...)

    Jou vingers is nie om die handvatsel geklem nie en rus net jou palm op die paddle. Help baie met die dooie gevoel in die vingers.
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    You could also check out / Google BrakeAway Cruise Control

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    From around 2005 the new BMW R1200 RT's were standard fitted with speed control. So the K1200GT.

    Very comfortable and I used it even in town where possible and always on long distance. One can then take the eyes off the instruments and enjoy the scenery.

    Later all the tourer bikes were fitted same such as the 1600 GT & GTL.

    Since last year even the 1200GS are now fitted with it as an optional extra which you pay for if fitted. Cannot be fitted aftermarket, or if possible very expensive.

    Once you used to it, you don't want to be without it.

    Very irresponsible to use a throttle lock as cruise control. It is only good to wiggle the fingers to ease the dead effect from continuously gripping the throttle. And I don't care if anybody disagree with me on this. It stays very dangerous and irresponsible.
    Why do you say this Johan, I have used throttle locks for years

    this type http://www.kaoko.com/c90/R1200GS.aspx

    and they work very well, especially when I stand on the seat and do the Titanic thing. Had my first one on my RT and then subsequent bikes since. i actually prefer them to a cruise control, why say irresponsible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyknocker View Post
    I looked at the paddle last week. Is there anybody that uses it? Does it work?
    I have tried them and find them less than useless, If memory serves they first came out marketed as Crampbuster and then evolved into a 101 knock offs. I find that they restrict full throttle control and get in the way, no matter which end or middle of the throttle I put it.
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    I would be comfortable using cruise control (where any intervention from me on brakes or throttle will cancel it), but not with throttle locks. Don't have either though.
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    Had cruise control on my 2007 RT.


    NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


    long ride, get into a small town, down a few gears, lock the speed to 60-65 km/h and no worries about cameras


    open road what a pleasure ....



    PS - on the RT the cruise control does not work over 160 km/h .... dont ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCR View Post
    I would be comfortable using cruise control (where any intervention from me on brakes or throttle will cancel it), but not with throttle locks. Don't have either though.
    The type that I use are a friction type that holds the throttle in place, they are set so that the throttle can still move. There are some switch type locks out there that lock the throttle in position and are supposed to be easy to disengage. I have never used or seen one, but they don't sound good. A lot of this type is marketed in the States for cruisers, so I suppose they may not be bad for slower moving bikes. Can't see it working well on the speeds we ride around at.
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    R1200GSA 2014 now has CC as standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    Had cruise control on my 2007 RT.


    NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


    long ride, get into a small town, down a few gears, lock the speed to 60-65 km/h and no worries about cameras


    open road what a pleasure ....



    PS - on the RT the cruise control does not work over 160 km/h .... dont ask
    I noticed that too. Must be when I read the owners manual...
    Used a friend's RT a few times. The cruise control is scary at first, but once you're used to it, it's an absolute pleasure.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    Very irresponsible to use a throttle lock as cruise control. It is only good to wiggle the fingers to ease the dead effect from continuously gripping the throttle. And I don't care if anybody disagree with me on this. It stays very dangerous and irresponsible.
    I don't like the idea of the throttle lock either, but as with anything of the sort, it depends on user skill. If you make sure you know exactly how to disengage, and practice a few times before you need to do it in an emergency, I'm sure it can be used safely. Just not by me. Or you, apparently.
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    My cruise control cost me about 2 cents and it's safe. I just used a slightly thinker tie.

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    I own a 1300 gt. Cruise control is standard. It works great
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    I had a '99 BMW Lt with CC and loved it, now have a GTL and same story! Two years ago we did a trip to Malawi on a GS without CC and my hand was numb for a long time after the trip. I got a little paddle thingy afterwards and it worked OK'ish, certainly helps with the dead fingers as you do not need to clamp the throttle all the time, but fairly "restricted" on the full throttle range - you need to adjust it untill it suites your style (very easy to do, just spin it around in the same direction you go if you close the throttle). Later on I fitted a KOAKA "friction" type control, works very well and give your throttle hand a rest. Having all three of them, I personally love the proper CC.

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